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Land Use (Mini-Course)

Primary audience

City Council

Course time

15 minutesimage featuring tiny tan and white model homes in a miniature housing development

In this mini-course, you will learn why cities get involved in land use regulation. You will also learn about the different roles that cities play in the land use process.

Note: This mini course is designed to introduce you to core concepts about land use decisions. For a more thorough understanding please see our full length Land Use course.

By completing this course, you will:

  • Explain why cities regulate land use
  • State the importance of the Municipal Planning Act
  • Recognize that cities play multiple roles in the land use process
  • Classify the types of discretion that cities have to make land use decisions

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Subject Matter Expert

Jed Burkett, Loss Control/Land Use Attorney – League of Minnesota Cities


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This free course is only available to League of Minnesota Cities members and is included as part of your city’s LMC membership.


After you initially access this MemberLearn course you’re able to access it again at any time and it will not expire — so you can learn at your own pace and review the material as much as you’d like.